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Seed-to-Sale Deadline is May 26

We are balancing our duty to protect patient health and safety with our responsibility to provide more information about the Metrc statewide seed-to-sale tracking system. We will continue to update this webpage with information.

All medical marijuana commercial licensees have until Thursday, May 26, to become fully compliant with the Metrc statewide seed-to-sale tracking system.

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All Commercial Licensees

EVERY commercial licensee must be fully Metrc-compliant by May 26. 

This means that ALL seeds, plants and products must be tagged and tracked in Metrc no later than May 26, except for dispensaries selling or transferring untagged products (see more in the Dispensaries section below).

ALL licensees must use Metrc for tracking inventory, transfers, waste and sales, including to patients and caregivers, no later than May 26.

No later than May 26, every licensee must be registered with Metrc, and the owner or key administrator must have already completed the New Business training. It's offered every weekday and on-demand in Metrc Learn.

Once credentialed, licensees can log in and access the Support page to find on-demand, self-paced learning modules for additional training. 

Find information on training in the Required and Optional Training section.

Dispensaries

Like all commercial licensees, dispensaries must be fully Metrc-compliant by May 26. 

Dispensaries have through Aug. 24 to sell or legally dispose of untagged items that were in the dispensary’s inventory on May 26. Dispensaries may not buy new untagged inventory after May 26.

Transporters may transport a dispensary's untagged inventory to waste disposal facilities, and waste disposal facilities can legally dispose of the untagged inventory. The untagged inventory must picked up, or have arrangements made for it to be picked up, on or before Aug. 24.

You can conduct untagged sales from May 27 through Aug. 24 using Metrc's external transfer function. See the Beginning Inventory Guide for details. Untagged sales will need to be accounted for as described in the Monthly Reporting section.

If your dispensary purchased a Metrc-tagged product that was tested "outside" of Metrc, which means the lab did not input the results directly into Metrc, there is no deadline to sell it as long as the lab entered information into Metrc's "Notes" section about the testing laboratory, the sample number the tests passed. Once a Metrc-tagged package has been transferred or sold to a dispensary, it does not need to be tested again as long as that information is in the notes.

Getting Started

To begin using Metrc, sign up for training to get credentialed. See more in the Required and Optional Training section below. We also have two guides to help you get started: 

Required and Optional Training

Required Training

The owner or key administrator of each commercial license is required to take Metrc’s New Business class to become credentialed in Metrc.

Licensees can use the Metrc scheduler to sign up for New Business training, offered each weekday. The class is also offered on demand through Metrc Learn in your Metrc account.

When you complete the training, reach out to Metrc’s Support team to get credentialed.

Check out our guide for getting started on Metrc for more.

Optional Training

OMMA and Metrc hosted free educational seminars May 3-6 for growers, processors, dispensaries, transporters and waste facilities, and May 17-18 for testing laboratories.

The seminars were held in-person in Oklahoma City and streamed online. Recordings of one seminar each are posted to YouTube for growers, processors, dispensariestransporters and waste facilities, and testing laboratories.

Other Optional Training

Metrc offers other advanced training courses on Metrc Learn and on its scheduler. Metrc also has training videos on its Oklahoma web page and its YouTube channel on the following topics (and many others):  

Monthly Reporting

The current monthly reporting process will continue through at least May 31, even as businesses transition to full Metrc compliance.

All commercial licensees must continue all monthly reporting using the OMMA Monthly Reporting Template for activity through May 31. The last template with activity through May 31 is due June 15.

Dispensaries must continue using the OMMA Monthly Reporting Template for any untagged sales and waste disposal through Aug. 24.

Metrc will meet the monthly reporting requirements and the template is no longer necessary for all tagged sales, transports and waste disposal after May 31.

Businesses reporting zero inventory will need to continue submitting monthly reports in the current system until zero inventory reporting is available in Metrc.

Zero Inventory

Businesses with zero inventory must still register with Metrc before the May 26 deadline. Until zero inventory reporting is available in Metrc, the business needs to continue submitting monthly reports in the current system.

FAQs

For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, please view this searchable PDF.

Oklahoma requested proposals for a statewide seed-to-sale tracking system provider. A single, statewide provider provides industrywide standardization that makes it more efficient to track activity in the medical marijuana market.

The owner or key administrator of each commercial license is required to take Metrc’s New Business class to become credentialed in Metrc.

Licensees can use the Metrc scheduler to sign up for New Business training, offered each weekday. The class is also offered on demand through Metrc Learn in your Metrc account.

When you complete the training, reach out to Metrc’s Support team to get credentialed.

See our guide to getting started on Metrc for more.

No, you’re all set. You can take the required training again if you’d like or dive into the optional training opportunities listed above.

Yes! Anything you already bought from Metrc will still work after May 26, including tags purchased in preparation for the 2021 Metrc implementation.

The licensee must dispose of untagged material on or before May 26, or have made arrangements for pickup and transfer for waste disposal.

The licensee must dispose of untagged material on or before Aug. 24, or have made arrangements for pickup and transfer for waste disposal. 

Please see the Monthly Reporting section above.

You can conduct untagged sales from May 27 through Aug. 24 using Metrc's external transfer function. See the Beginning Inventory Guide for details. Untagged sales will need to be accounted for as described in the Monthly Reporting section above.

Starting May 27, all new inventory must have a COA uploaded directly into Metrc. That’s what it takes for new inventory to be fully Metrc-compliant from May 27 onward.

All existing inventory without COAs in Metrc has three pathways to Metrc compliance:

  • Growers, processors and dispensaries can ask the testing laboratory to upload existing COAs into Metrc by July 25. Growers, processors and dispensaries cannot upload the COA directly, but the lab can.
  • A licensee can add testing information to Metrc’s “Notes” section, then transfer or sell it to a dispensary by July 25. We have a printable flowchart for this process here. The notes must include the testing laboratory name, the laboratory-assigned unique sample identification number, and the tests passed. But if the product remains in the inventory of a grower or processor without a COA after July 25, it won’t be Metrc-compliant unless it’s re-tested and a new COA is uploaded into Metrc.
  • If for some reason the lab doesn’t upload the COA in Metrc, then the products must be re-tested, and the testing laboratory can upload the new COA into Metrc on or after July 25

Beginning inventory must be assigned a package ID with a Metrc tag for each batch number on hand. A production batch number must be assigned. Then, follow this chart. 

Lab Results for Beginning Inventory Batches
IF … THEN …
Products are in inventory on May 26 and testing was done before May 26.

Growers and processors may either:

  1. enter a note in Metrc for the source batch package stating the testing lab name and sample number on the COA; or
  2. ask the lab to upload the test results and COA. The package can be adjusted back up with a notation explaining it's accounting for the test sample.
The grower/processor asks the lab to upload the test results and COA.

The grower/processor will create a test sample package (.01 grams or 1 unit) in Metrc from the source package, and manifest the test sample to the lab. The lab will then receive the test sample package in Metrc, and upload the results and COA.

The package can be adjusted back up with a notation explaining its accounting for the test sample.

The lab needs to enter results in Metrc. The lab uses the CSV File Import or the LIMS via Metrc API integration.

Violations are subject to administrative action.

If Metrc is unable to find your license, request a ticket number from Metrc Support. Then send an email to OMMACompliance@ok.gov with the licensee’s name, the business name, the business license number and the Metrc ticket number. Our vendors are working on a permanent solution to this problem, but in the meantime, we can help troubleshoot and potentially fix it manually. 

Yes. All commercial licensees are required to be in Metrc by the May 26 deadline. Businesses reporting zero inventory will need to continue submitting monthly reports in the current system until zero inventory reporting is available in Metrc.

Contact OMMA or Metrc

Call the OMMA Call Center at 405-522-6662 or email us with questions about OMMA.

Call the Metrc Call Center at 877-566-6506 for questions specifically about using Metrc.

Agreed Order (Court Document)

On Feb. 25, OMMA, Metrc and plaintiffs reached an agreement allowing Oklahoma’s seed-to-sale system to move forward.

The Agreed Order, filed Feb. 25 in Oklahoma County District Court, lifts the restraining order that blocked OMMA from implementing a seed-to-sale tracking and tagging system for the medical marijuana industry. Metrc, a co-defendant with OMMA in the now-vacated restraining order, is OMMA’s contractor for the program.

According to the Agreed Order signed by District Judge Natalie Mai:

  1. Licensed medical marijuana businesses have until May 26 to comply with the Metrc seed-to-sale tracking system
  2. Dispensaries have until Wednesday, Aug. 24 to sell or legally dispose of untagged medical marijuana products in their inventory
  3. OMMA must conduct at least five online seminars by May 26 to educate licensees on the new seed-to-sale system
  4. OMMA will ensure adequate Call Center staff is on hand to respond to questions about seed-to-sale program implementation.

NCS Analytics

We're partnering with NCS Analytics to make data-driven decisions that improve regulation and enforcement.

By tracking seed-to-sale data like plant counts, product types and licensee numbers, the NCS Platform will analyze real-time data from across the supply chain, helping to identify anomalies our staff may need to investigate, including potential diversion, improper financial relationships or underpayment of excise taxes. This data analysis will provide an overall picture of the industry that has never before been available in Oklahoma.

For more on OMMA’s partnership with NCS, read our news release and download the presentation from the March 2022 meeting of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Council.

Pay My Fine

If you received a Notice of Monetary Penalty from OMMA about a $500 fine related to noncompliance with Metrc, you can mail a check or pay the fine online using a credit card in our licensing portal. 

To Mail a Check

Checks should be made payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Health for $500. Enclose a copy of the Notice of Monetary Penalty. Mail the check and copy of the notice to: 

Oklahoma State Department of Health
P.O. Box 268823
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8823

To Pay Online

1. Log in to your account on OMMA's licensing portal. Select the green "Business Portal" button after you log in. 

2. Select the business profile for the license issued the fine.

3. From the Dashboard under Business Licenses, select "Manage Business" for the business license issued the fine.

4. Select "Invoices and Receipts" from the menu.

5. Find the oustanding invoice and select "Review & Pay."

6. Select "Pay by Credit Card" at the bottom of the invoice to process your payment. 

Last Modified on May 25, 2022